2. Ronnie Dunn has signed with NashIcon AND he hand Kix have reunited for a residency in Las Vegas with Reba. There's no word if this reunion will go any further, but it's certainly a good thing and a positive sign. Dunn's 2014 release, Peace, Love, and Country Music had its ups and downs, and while I think I may have enjoyed it more than some, I can certainly understand and agree with some of the complaints against it. Here's hoping whatever Dunn has planned for 2015 improves on the good aspects of that album.
3. As previously reported by Saving Country Music, Hayes Carll has signed with Thirty Tigers and should have a new album out in 2015 as a follow-up to 2011's KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories).
4. Original press indicated a new Dwight Yoakam album this year which would have been his first since 2012's 3 Pears. No new news has been released since Dwight released its first single, a cover of "Who'll Stop the Rain," so that would lead to the belief that a new album would probably be due early-to-mid-2015.
5. Jason Isbell has released albums in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. While there's been no official word, such history would lead to the hope that there may be a new album coming in 2015.
6. This last one is possibly wishful thinking, but there could be potential hope for a new album from Gillian Welch. Her last solo release was 2011's The Harrow & The Harvest, and in 2014, she and partner Dave Rawlings contributed heavily to Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited, so a new album from Welch would be a real treat. Eight whole years passed between Soul Journey and The Harrow & The Harvest, so we can only hope we don't have the same wait for another new album.
7. Canadian country singer Dean Brody is working on a new album which will likely be released in 2015.
As I start to see news items of other releases to come, I will update this page with other things to look forward to, In the meantime, sound off below. What have I missed? What are you looking forward to in 2015?